miscellany monday

write random and link up below.

1. friday after hunter's preschool Christmas program and party, he brought this to me, bright eyed and proud, exclaiming, "mom, i made this for you, it's my handprint!" then i came home an hour later and heard about the horror in Connecticut. i stared at this treasure a little longer with teary eyes and pain in my heart. life is so tragic at times, doesn't make sense, and is hard to process.  but i know the One who is on the Throne and He is good, kind, and the God of all comfort. it is comforting to know that He is close to the broken-hearted. may this serve to remind us to love deeper, live freer, and never take the breath we have been given for granted.
- phone photos. find me on instagram @carissa_graham -

2. last week my lover and i had a mid-day donut date without kiddos. a treat times ten. i got caramel pumpkin and he chose the powdered dark chocolate. seriously gourmet and all kinds of amazing.

3. it was such a joy to take these pictures after a weekend of sad news. love is still alive. God is gracious to continue to redeem and make whole and make new. this family is as beautiful as they come and such a testimony to God's love for all of us.

4. today's miscellany is short. it only seems appropriate. and as a matter of book-keeping: there will be no miscellany monday next week. it will be Christmas Eve and i'm certain we have more important things to be attending to. : )

happy monday, let's rejoice and be glad for this gift of a day we have been given. grab the button and join in.
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  1. I just love looking at the pictures you post each Monday! Thank you for the linkup!

  2. thank you for the party and merry christmas to you.

  3. Thanks for the beautiful, heart-tugging post and photos. Thanks for hosting & God bless!

  4. thanks for today's link-up. that handprint art is precious! great reminder of God's sovereignty.

    and you're so good for saying no to donuts. i don't always have them but there are those random occasions a few times a year that i will cave.

  5. Mmm, yummy! Gourmet doughnuts are amazingness. <3

  6. awww, what a sweet ornament!!

    I'm not a donut fan, but when it involves spending time with your love sans kids...I would definitely enjoy the treat! Glad you got your chance. :)
    Emily at Amazing Grapes

  7. What a precious ornament, one of the cutest hand made that I have seen.

    So glad you ate that donut and then you had fudge! Oh, my girl!

    Blessings and love to you and your sweet family.

  8. The angel is just beautiful. And the story is so poignant.

  9. I just noticed the tag on your post says "instagraham". My youngest boy's name is Graham so I've used that hashtag a time or two on IG myself :)

  10. Definitely cherish that little creation!! Fun date day!!

  11. The family portrait is just beautiful! Redemption, I think, is my favorite word from the Bible.

  12. That gift is gorgeous! Love it!! :)

  13. Thanks for hosting the link up! Have a wonderful Christmas!


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